Dr Jodok Wicki

Jodok Wicki concentrates on dispute resolution, litigation and international arbitration. He heads the firm’s dispute resolution group and leads also the litigation practice group of CMS. Jodok maintains an active practice of state court litigation and appellate proceedings in a variety of commercial matters, such as purchase and sales agreements, joint ventures, post M&A disputes, director and officer and auditor liability and product liability. He has also a particular focus on insurance matters and qualified as a Certified Specialist of the Swiss Bar Association for Torts and Insurance Law. In international arbitration proceedings Jodok Wicki is appearing as counsel and also regularly sits as arbitrator. He is on the panels of arbitrators of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC).

Jodok Wicki started his practice as a lawyer in 1994 and became a partner in 2000. In 1996 and 1997 he worked as a foreign associate with law firms in New York and in Sydney.

“During my international sports career as an olympic sailor before starting the legal practice I learnt the importance of going the extra mile in order to succeed. It is the voluntarism I learnt then which now benefits and is appreciated by my clients.”

“I value Jodok’s legal and strategic thinking. He does not limit his counselling to the legal aspects of a claim. Where appropriate he highlights non-legal aspects such as strategic and business considerations as well.” Client Feedback 2015

Jodok Wicki has written his doctoral thesis on market making and price manipulation of own shares of listed stockbrokers (Market Making und Kurspflege kotierter eigener Aktien durch Effektenhändler).

CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.

Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in over 42 countries and more than 74 offices worldwide. 4,500 CMS lawyers offer you business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions. 


Xavier Dieux

Xavier Dieux is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and in the Litigation Department. His practice areas includes public offerings (including TOB), capital market operations and regulation, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and financial regulation, as well as litigation in all areas of financial, corporate, commercial and contract law. As to his litigation practice, Xavier is also frequently appointed as arbitrator with respect to international or domestic proceedings. He practices in French and in English.

Chambers has been ranking Xavier as a leading individual for the last 16 years.

Recognition, Honors & Awards

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP:

Located in key business centers throughout the world, Willkie is comprised of the best local market talent in shared strategic areas of practice.  Our firm’s areas of concentration and services are aligned to ensure high quality and consistently responsive counsel across our international network of offices.  Our continuous focus on the synergies within our firm is supported by a firm culture that values collaboration and cooperation.

Willkie’s international experience – including the representation of U.S. and international corporations and investment banking clients in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures, and private equity transactions – is both deep and broad.  Our ability to negotiate and close deals, coupled with in-depth knowledge of a region’s particular rules and regulations, financial and political regimes, and customs and culture ensures that clients seeking to conduct cross border business get the maximum benefit from our experience.


Brian Haderspock

The law firm HADERSPOCK Law Group is a young company, led by Brian Haderspock. Our firm stands out for its extensive experience in integrated and specialized legal advice for national and international companies. At present, it has a main office in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Bolivia.

The practice areas of our firm cover various areas of law such as: Civil, Labor, Commercial, Corporate, Business, Intellectual Property, we can also advise your company on issues regarding Arbitration and ADR methods, or by traditional litigation.


Edmund Kronenburg

Edmund Kronenburg started his legal career in Drew & Napier in 1996 and is today the Managing Partner of Braddell Brothers LLP, Singapore’s third-oldest law practice, founded in 1883 by the sons of Singapore’s first Attorney-General.  He is admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore) and Solicitor (England & Wales).

As litigation counsel, Edmund is actively engaged in trial and appellate advocacy predominantly in Singapore’s High Court and Court of Appeal. He has also been instructed by other solicitors to act as Counsel. Edmund has argued against a variety of Senior Counsel in trials and other hearings, and against Queen’s Counsel, successfully, in an appeal before the Singapore High Court in July 2012. Edmund is privileged to be an invited Honorary Overseas Member of both COMBAR (Commercial Bar Association), England and the Chancery Bar Association, England, as well as an active member of the IADC (International Association of Defense Counsel), headquartered in Chicago.

Edmund’s practice areas include commercial litigation and arbitration, pre-emptive relief and injunctions, medical negligence and misconduct, corporate insolvency and complex family and matrimonial litigation.

Since 2010, Edmund has been instructed on no less than 7 Worldwide Mareva Injunctions / Freezing Injunctions with a combined value of over USD 1 billion.

Edmund and his team also acted for the Indonesian Lippo group’s First Media in successfully resisting the enforcement of over 99% of a USD250 million SIAC arbitration award obtained against it by the Malaysian Astro group, in Singapore.

As arbitration counsel, Edmund represents clients in international arbitrations predominantly under the SIAC, ICC and UNCITRAL Rules. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb), Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ), Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb) and the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb).

Edmund also actively sits as an Arbitrator.  He is admitted to the arbitrators’ panels / lists of (in alphabetical order): BANI (Indonesia), BDAC (Brunei), CAA (Taiwan), HKIAC (Hong Kong), IIAM  (India), KLRCA (Malaysia), PDRC (Philippines), SIARB (Singapore), SCCA (Saudi Arabia), TAI (Thailand), VIAC (Vietnam) and VLCAC (Vietnam).

Edmund has received recognition in the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers and Asialaw Leading Lawyers guides.

He has been variously described by the Legal 500 as “aggressive”, “articulate”, “good strategist”, “trusted confidant”, “good advocate”, “best in class”, having a “flair for arbitration” and providing “great, practical, no-nonsense advice’ in international arbitrations”.

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2015 quoted one source as saying  that Edmund “has the ability to think beyond the conventional and has brilliant ideas in terms of legal strategy” and also reports that Edmund “is a deeply experienced litigator” with an “ability to anticipate the reactions of the opposing party, thus helping clients to counter such reactions appropriately.”

Asialaw Leading Lawyers regards Edmund as a “Market Leading Lawyer” in the field of Dispute Resolution & Litigation.

Edmund also frequently gives talks and lectures on dispute resolution, arbitration and medical law.  He has taught Medical Negligence at the DUKE-NUS Medical School since 2009 as well as Trial Advocacy and Cross-Examination at the NUS Law Faculty since 1997.  Edmund is also an Honorary Legal Advisor to the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and a member of the Singapore Medical Association’s CMEP Teaching Faculty.


Wang Zhengyang

Attorney Wang Zhengyang has very broad practice experiences in Chinese law as both a judge and a lawyer. He had worked at People’s Court for five years from 1987 to 1992, presiding hearings and making judgments of more than 150 cases concerning various disputes, including but not limited to contracts, real estate, personal injuriesfamily law, and employment. After graduation from Beijing University in 1995 he began to practice in law firms. He has handled more than 300 civil cases, including tens of important and complex cases, and accumulated abundant experience in litigation and arbitration. His practice areas also include non-contentious cases. He has been the legal counsel for more than 30 companies and has provided contentious and non-contentious legal services to domestic financial organizations and large state-owned corporations. His working languages are English and Chinese. He is the legal counsel for many multinational companies in China, such as C.P. Shanghai Jingcheng Co. of Thailand, Orient International Investment Co. of Canada, Korean Small Business Development Co. etc. Particularly, he advises foreign investors, mainly manufacturing, consulting and trading companies, in regard of business setup, corporate governance, financing and tax issues, employment disputes, etc. and dedicates to their business success in China.

Education Background:

– LL. M from Victoria University (Wellington New Zealand), 2005

– LL.M from Beijing University, 1995

– LL. B from South-West Politics and Law University, 1987

Working Experience:

– JunZeJun Law Firm, Attorney-at-lawJanuary 2006 to present

– Guangdong Dongfangze Law Firm, Partner and Attorney-at-lawFebruary 2000 to November 2004

– Zhuhai Golden Coast Law Firm, Attorney-at-law, August 1995 to January 2000;

– The People’s Court of Yaan City, Judge, August 1987 to August 1992.


– Chinese (Mandarin)

– English


– International Trade Remedy & WTO

– Corporate

– Litigation & Arbitration


Azzedine Kettani

EDUCATION: Law Degree from Faculty of Rabat, Juris Doctor, Phd Faculty of Paris and Faculty of Nice, France.



·       Professor at Mohamed V University in Rabat and Hassan II University in Casablanca since April 1, 1968

·       Visiting Professor at several national and foreign law faculties.

·       Has been teaching over the last 45 years all matters of private law, especially :

o   Civil Law

o   Criminal Law

o   Commercial Law / Contracts

o   Corporate Law

o   Labour Law

o   Insurance Law

o   Islamic Law

o   Civil Proceedings

o   Arbitration

·       Has supervised numerous theses and research projects at the doctoral level

·       Has conducted numerous conferences and seminars in all matters of private law in Morocco and abroad


·       Over the last 40 years Pr. Azzedine Kettani has been author or co-author of several books and publications

·       Serves on the Advisory Board of the International Arbitration Review

·       Has been publishing the Moroccan Law Review and has been member of the publishing committee of the Casablanca Law Faculty Review and produced numerous studies and articles in the same and other reviews/law journals:

o   Provisional Remedies in International Commercial Arbitration

o   Insurance in Morocco

o   Contractual Liability

o   The New Law on Intellectual Property

o   The Judge and the Arbitrator

o   Arbitration Law and Practice in Morocco

o   The New Law on Motor Accidents

o   Conciliation and Arbitration in Labour Law

o   Moroccan Banking Law

Recent publications include articles on Corporate Law, Business Environment, new law on Joint – Stock Companies, Intellectual Property, new Commerce Code, new Anti-Money Laundering Law, Family Code, new Labour Code, new law on Competition, new law on Electronic Data/Contracts, new law on Arbitration in Morocco, Insurance Code in:

·       Oxford Business Group – Emerging Morocco

·       Harvard Law School Journal

·       International Law Office (electronic publication)

·       Practical Law Company

·       World Bank – Doing Business

·       Japan Times

·       Moroccan magazines and specialized newspapers (Challenge, Economiste, Economie & Entreprises…)


·       Has been practicing national and international arbitration for more than 35 years as sole arbitrator, member of a tribunal or as representative of a party under ICC and ICSID rules (currently handling several cases in the said capacities)

·       Is a member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators appointed in September 2011 through 2017

Examples of recent appointments:

Epoux Lahoud v. The Democratic Republic of Congo (as President of the annulment Committee)

Lundin v. Républic of Tunisia (as President of the annulment Committee)

Bernhard von Pezold and others v. Republic of Zimbabwe (as a member of the annulment Committee) and

Poštová banka v. Hellenic Republic (as President of the annulment Committee).

·       Member of the panel of arbitrators of Dubaï International Arbitration Center

·       Member of the European Court of Arbitration

·       Member of ICC Court of Arbitration, Morocco


·       Has been teaching international arbitration and supervising academic studies in the same matter

·       Has been appointed by the Moroccan Government as a member of the special committee for the reform of arbitration rules under the Moroccan Code on Civil Proceeding

·       Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

·       Member of the Users Council of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (S.I.A.C.)

·       Member of the London Court Of International Arbitration (LCIA)

·       Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)


Law reforms:

Has been appointed as a member of or consultant to several commissions for the following reforms:

·       Labour Law Code

·       Corporate Law

·       Arbitration Law

·       Insurance Code

·       Intellectual Property

·       Competition Law

·       Commercial Code

Private Practice:

·       Admitted to the Casablanca Bar on July 16, 1968 and admitted before the Highest Court of Justice of the Kingdom of Morocco (Supreme Court)

·       Founded Kettani Law Firm in 1971, currently having more than 100 associates

·       Listed in Martindale Hubble/Lexis Nexis – Practical Law, Legal 500, Chambers Global, Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book, Lloyd’s Maritime Directory

·       Specializes in Business Law and Arbitration/Mediation

·       Has assisted/represented the Moroccan Government in privatisation as well as foreign governments and multinationals, major financial institutions


·       Former Honorary Consul General of Brazil

·       Former Honorary Consul of Switzerland

·       Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco

·       Founding Director of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce

·       Member of the British Chamber of Commerce

·       Former Vice President of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Morocco

·       President of the Moroccan Branch of the “Association H. Capitant ” (France)

·       Director of the Moroccan American Trade and Investment Council (MATIC)

·       Director of the US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (Washington)

·       Member of several task forces and committees of Rotary International since 1980

·       Member of the sanctions council of the Autorité Marocaine des Marchés de Capitaux (AMMC) since 2016

·       President of the Foundation “FAK” for the promotion of legal culture


·       Decorated “Chevalier de l’Ordre du Trône” by his Majesty the King of Morocco

·       Major Donor of Rotary Foundation

LANGUAGES: English, French and Arabi

CONTACT: k@kettlaw.com

Dmitry Romanenko

CDR Litigation Boutique specializes in business formation in Russia. We provide a full range of legal services including but not limited to company registration (LLC, JSC), obtain licenses, prepare agreements, open bank accounts, lease commercial office space; prepare labour contracts; develop your taxation scheme; rent a land for your company; prepare accounting reports; prepare SHA; provide counsel for business start-ups; create joint venture company; make Due Diligence procedure; and start arbitration or commercial litigation.

Licensed advocates will help you:

– register your company (LLC, JSC) in Russia;

– win arbitration or commercial litigation case;

– start and finish criminal case; – get any licences you need;

– prepare any agreements you need;

– open bank account;

– rent your company office;

– prepare labour contracts;

– get work permit;

– get temporary residence permit;

– choose your taxation scheme;

– rent a land for your company;

– prepare accounting reports;

– prepare SHA;

– create joint venture company;

– make Due Diligence procedure;

– buy commodities;

– find partners;

– find staff;

– company formation in Russia

Year this Office was Established: 2009

Languages: Russian, English


Zia Mody

ZIA MODY is the Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners and one of India’s foremost corporate attorneys. She passed her law degree from the University of Cambridge in 1978 and was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa in 1978. She did her LLM from Harvard Law School and was then admitted as a member of the New York State Bar by examination in 1980. Zia worked as a corporate associate at Baker & McKenzie, New York, for five years before moving to India to set up practice, establishing the Chambers of Zia Mody in 1984, which then became AZB & Partners in 2004. The Firm has offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune with an integrated team of approximately 400 legal professionals.

Zia’s abilities are recognized globally, as is reflected in her appointment as the Deputy Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of the HSBC Asia Pacific Board, a member of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal, Washington D.C. (2008-2013), and a Vice President and Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (2010-2013). Zia serves on various advisory committees of the Confederation of Indian Industry including its National Council and its committees on Corporate Governance, Financial Services, Capital Markets and Legal Services. Zia was a member of the Godrej Committee on Corporate Governance constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. She was nominated to be part of the “Committee on Rationalisation of Investment Routes and Monitoring of Foreign Portfolio Investments” formed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India under the chairmanship of Shri K.M. Chandrashekar. She was appointed by the Reserve Bank of India in 2014 as a member of Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households which was chaired by Dr. Nachiket Mor.

Awarded the “India Managing Partner of the Year – 2016” by Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters), Zia features on Fortune India as The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in India, for 2016.

She is listed by Forbes India (2013, 2014 & 2015) as one of ‘India’s 10 most Powerful women’; also listed by Forbes Asia as one of ‘Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen’ (2015), it has been said that few of Zia’s peers can match her skills or take her on when it comes to acquisitions, joint ventures, company restructuring, foreign inward investment related practice and corporate law. She has been named as a Leading Individual for Banking, Finance, Corporate and M&A and Investment Funds in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016. Euromoney awarded her a Lifetime Achievement award – at Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2015. Among her many awards, Zia has received the “Outstanding Women Business Leader of the Year – 2013” award at India Business Leader Awards; also “Legal Icon of the Decade – 2013” and “Best M&A Lawyer of the Year – 2012” award at the Legal Era Awards and she has been voted as “Business Woman of the Year, 2010” by the Economic Times, for which she was felicitated by The Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF). She has also been voted by the Economic Times as one of the country’s most powerful CEOs (2004 to 2016), and as one of the 15 most powerful Indian women leaders in 2010-2014. She has been selected as one of the 25 most powerful women in business by Business Today in 2004-2014, and named one of India’s top ten most powerful women in business by Fortune Magazine in 2014.

AsiaLaw Profile hailed her as one of ‘The Leading Lawyers – India’ in the fields of Mergers & Acquisitions, General Corporate Practice, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Governance and Capital Markets & Corporate Finance for 2013, while Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers Global, have identified her as a leading individual in the Corporate Mergers & Acquisition, Private Funds, Private Equity, Litigation and Infrastructure Sectors. “Zia Mody is an obvious choice for many clients involved in large international M&A transactions” states IFLR1000. Zia has been nominated as one of the world’s leading practitioners by the International Who’s Who of Mergers & Acquisitions (2008 to 2015), Private Funds Lawyers (2008 to 2015), Corporate Governance Lawyers (2012-2015) and M&A and Governance Lawyers (2017). She has been selected as one of the world’s pre-eminent commercial arbitration specialists by the International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration (2012-2015) , one of the world’s leading litigation practitioners by the International Who’s Who of Litigation Lawyers (2016) and one of Who’s Who Legal’s – Thought Leaders, Arbitration (2017).


Bayo Ojo

Bayo Ojo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria is the founder and senior partner of Bayo Ojo and Company, a firm of legal practitioners in Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Lagos in June 1977 where he obtained his LL.B and was called to the Nigerian Bar in July 1978. He started his Law practice before obtaining his LL.M from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London in 1982. He also obtained a Certificate in Legal Drafting from the Royal Institute of Public Administration, London and a diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London

He is a fellow of the same Institute, and a Chartered Arbitrator. Bayo Ojo is a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice of Nigeria, former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, past Chairman of the Nigerian branch of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and past Chairman of the Legal Aid Board of Nigeria (1999-2004). He is a former member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations in Geneva and currently a member of Council of the Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law of the International Bar Association and the Trustee representing Africa on the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. He is a member of the panel of ICSID in Washington DC and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Hague, Netherlands.

Chief Bayo Ojo has extensive experience in all aspects of Corporate and Commercial law in the course of his career and he has advised on several major transactions including joint ventures acquisition and mergers. He has also acted as counsel, sole arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in quite a number of domestic and International Arbitrations.

Arbitration Law Practice:

The company handles all kinds of dispute resolution including the various forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation particularly in the corporate, commercial, industrial, construction and financial disciplines. Our approach to resolution of any dispute, whether it is determined by negotiation, mediation or arbitration, is to reach an acceptable and advantageous solution as soon as possible.

Bayo Ojo & Co:

Our firm which has existed for twenty nine years is recognized both locally and internationally as a dynamic law firm with an unwavering commitment to integrity, professionalism and delivery of services with skills of distinction and innovative approach to meet the needs of different clients.

The firm enjoys a reputation of adding value to transactions by advising on the structure, merits and strategy of such transactions and using its network of local and international contacts to recognise and identify opportunities for its clients. Changing times require adaptation of skills and the introduction of new services, therefore our firm is constantly restructuring and repositioning its abilities and resources to ensure that it is able to furnish clients with the widest range of quality skills and services.

Alec Emmerson

Alec Emmerson is an international arbitrator, an English and Hong Kong qualified solicitor and a legal consultant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was a partner at Clyde & Co from 1981 until 2008, spending 13 years as managing partner in Hong Kong from 1983 until 1996 and based in Dubai from 1999 as head of dispute resolution for the firm in the Middle East. Since 2008 he has been a consultant with the firm and an independent arbitrator. Alec has acted as party counsel in hundreds of arbitrations involving international trade, shipping and ship building, insurance and reinsurance, energy, commercial contracts, JV’s, property, telecommunications and infrastructure. He has unique experience spanning the UK and Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Since 2008 Alec has been appointed regularly as co-arbitrator, chair or sole arbitrator in more than 100 arbitrations under the Rules of ADCCAC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ICC and SIAC, as well as in ad hoc/UNCITRAL arbitrations involving joint ventures, commercial contracts, investments, property, infrastructure, construction, employment, shipping and ship building.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a CEDR-accredited mediator and a member of many institutional panels including ADCCAC, BCDR, DIAC, HKIAC, KCAB, KLRCA (and certified adjudicator), SIAC (Including emergency panel) and SZAC.

In November 2014 he became a trustee of the DIFC Arbitration Institute and from 1 July 2015 a member of the LCIA Court.

He has authored many articles for trade publications and client updates, appears on business TV and radio and is a regular conference speaker. He has been listed as a leading individual by GAR since 2009 and is described by Chambers as a “disputes czar” and “One of the most acclaimed, trusted and respected names in the market”.  He is recommended in many other directories.

Clyde & Co:

Clyde & Co is a dynamic, rapidly expanding global law firm focused on providing a complete legal service to clients in our core sectors.

We advise businesses that are at the heart of worldwide commerce and trade.

Our combination of sector expertise, commercial attitude and in-depth regional understanding provides a unique perspective.